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The origin of the nduhe ritual
Contributor (compiler):Carlos Fausto
Description:Carlos Fausto, ethnologist of the Kuikuro Project, asks to the old Hopesé to tell the story of the origin of the nduhe ritual. The mythical origin of this ritual and feast is attributed to the Fish People who teached it to human people. It is the "nduhe of the Fishes" (kanga unduhugu). Hopesé tells a "true story" (akinhá ekugu) and sings the songs teached by the Fish People and sang during the "nduhe of the Fishes". The songs are named using names of birds. The son of Hopesé, Tsana, asks question to his father, comments and sometimes he translates words and sentences from Kuikuro to Portiguese. Tsana and Hopese sing some songs together. At 26 minutes of the session, Carlos Fausto begins a conversation. Carlos Fausto asks about the ritual "masters , sponsors and specialists of the nduhe and hugagü rituals. Hopesé, helped by Tsaná, tells about his own life as ritual specialist and knower of the nduhe and hugagü songs. It is an occasion for him to remember old chiefs, ols villages and to add information to genealogies of the most important Kuikuro lineages. He answers to questions as: "who are the askers of the hugagü ritual?"; "who were the old "masters" of hugagü, nduhe, tuguá and ulukí rituals?". The nduhe and hugagü rituals are performed during the months of August, September and October, marking the time of the pequi fruits, the time of the fertility rituals linked to sexuality and opposition/complementarity between men and women.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0001-3836-6
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Kuikuro Team
Language (ISO639):kui
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Kuikúro-Kalapálo language
Portuguese language
Subject (ISO639):kui
Type (DCMI):Sound


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